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12 items from 2016


Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd’s ‘Nerdland’ Picked Up by Samuel Goldwyn Films

21 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Samuel Goldwyn Film has picked up the North American rights to Chris Prynoski’s animated movie “Nerdland.” Samuel Goldwyn will release the film in theaters in December 2016. “Nerdland” features the voices of Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd, in addition to Hannibal Buress, Reid Scott, Mike Judge, Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Laraine Newman, and Paul Scheer. “Nerdland,” which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, tells the story of two slacker best friends, aspiring actor John (Paul Rudd) and wannabe screenwriter Elliot (Patton Oswalt), who have seen their dreams of super-stardom fizzle. Also Read: Patton Oswalt Begs Donald Trump to Stay in the Presidential. »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘Nerdland’ Acquired By Samuel Goldwyn Films For December Bow

46 minutes ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Samuel Goldwyn Film has acquired North American rights to Nerdland, the Chris Prynoski-helmed animated movie featuring the voices of Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd, Hannibal Buress, Reid Scott, Mike Judge, Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Laraine Newman and Paul Scheer. The first feature film from animation house Titmouse bowed this year at Tribeca Film Festival and is next up screening at Beyond Fest. Goldwyn plans a December theatrical release. The pic follows two slacker best… »

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A Look Back at Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner's Beautiful, 'Technicolor' Love Story

29 August 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty-seven years after the death of his beloved wife Gilda Radner, iconic actor Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83. Their celebrated romance, however, left a legacy of laughs, even as her early death from ovarian cancer devastated a nation of fans, just four years after the couple's marriage. Beginning on the set of 1982's Hanky Panky - the first of their three onscreen collaborations - the Saturday Night Live star and Wilder's spark was unmistakable. "When I went to see Gilda, Gene was across the room," psychotherapist Pain Katz told People in 1989 of visiting the Sidney Poitier-directed film's set. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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A Look Back at Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner's Beautiful, 'Technicolor' Love Story

29 August 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty-seven years after the death of his beloved wife Gilda Radner, iconic actor Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83. Their celebrated romance, however, left a legacy of laughs, even as her early death from ovarian cancer devastated a nation of fans, just four years after the couple's marriage. Beginning on the set of 1982's Hanky Panky - the first of their three onscreen collaborations - the Saturday Night Live star and Wilder's spark was unmistakable. "When I went to see Gilda, Gene was across the room," psychotherapist Pain Katz told People in 1989 of visiting the Sidney Poitier-directed film's set. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Tests New Ways to Build Its Famous Characters

21 May 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have each paid a visit to “Saturday Night Live” this season. Last week, the show played host to a personage who can be just as tough to get: Dick Patterson.

Who?  This oddball businessman has the body and reflexes of a baby, and he is played by “SNL” cast member Beck Bennett. Despite the character’s appeal, he has surfaced just four times over the course of two seasons. In contrast, the popular “Californians,” a group of vapid West Coasters obsessed with L.A.  highway travel, appeared four times in the course of the show’s 38th cycle. When Taran Killam and Vanessa Bayer struck a chord with “J Pop America Fun Time Now,” a fake campus TV show about Japanese pop culture, the show ran it three times in a single season.

Recurring characters are one of the mainstays of this venerable NBC late-night institution, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Tribeca ‘16: Viewpoints continues its bold streak with High-Rise, Equals, Detour and Nerdland

3 March 2016 10:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The innovative Viewpoints section celebrates the distinctively bold visions of underrepresented perspectives, styles and characters. Featuring 25 unique and fascinating viewpoints from 15 countries, films in this category vary from realised, hyperreal worlds such as in High-Rise, Equals, Nerdland and The Loner to real world perspectives including Syrian refugees in After Spring, solitary confinement inmates in Solitary and adult students at Night School.

Here are the films selected in this year’s Viewpoints:

Featuring Elliot (voiced by Patton Oswalt) and John (voiced by Paul Rudd) in the film Nerdland.

Animator Titmouse Inc. Director Chris Prynoski.

Nerdland

Chris Prynoski (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative

Nerdland is an R-rated cartoon comedy about celebrity, excess, and two showbiz nobodies, John (Paul Rudd) and Elliott (Patton Oswalt), with a plan to become famous—or even infamous—by the end of the night. Featuring an army of comedy cameos including Hannibal Buress, Laraine Newman, Mike Judge, Kate Micucci, »

- Sacha Hall

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Pixar’s Inside Out Wins Best Animated Feature At 43rd Annie Awards

7 February 2016 9:44 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Pixar Animation Studios was the big winner at the 43rd Annual Annie Awards, Saturday evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Inside Out won Best Animated Feature along with 11 other categories, including Outstanding Music – Michael Giacchino; Outstanding Editing – Kevin Nolting; Outstanding Production Design – Ralph Eggleston; Outstanding Voice Acting – Phyllis Smith as ‘Sadness’; Outstanding Writing – Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley; and Best Directing – Pete Docter.

Watch the 2016 Annie Awards here.

This year was the first for the new category Best Animated Feature, Independent with Filme de Papel’s ‘Boy and the World’ taking this top honor.

The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to ‘He Named Me Malala’ (Parkes-MacDonald/Little Door); Best Animated Short Subject ‘World of Tomorrow’ (Don Hertzfeldt); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial ‘Man and Dog’ (Psyop); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children ‘Tumble Leaf’ – Mirror (Amazon Studios and »

- Michelle McCue

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Ray Colcord, ‘Boy Meets World’ and ‘Simpsons’ Composer, Dies at 66

7 February 2016 9:35 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ray Colcord, Emmy-nominated TV composer whose themes included the long-running “Boy Meets World” and “227” series, died Friday at his Studio City home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66.

Colcord scored hundreds of hours of television, mostly comedies. He was Emmy-nominated for his theme for the 1990 sitcom “Singer & Sons,” but he also wrote the themes for “The Charmings,” “The Ann Jillian Show,” “The Torkelsons” and others in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

He also composed the scores for dozens of other series including “Dinosaurs,” “Boy Meets World,” “Big Brother,” “Facts of Life,” “The Simpsons,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Silver Spoons,” “My Two Dads” and the currently running “Girl Meets World.”

Colcord’s other credits include scores for the films “Resurrection Mary,” “The King’s Guard,” “Heartwood,” “The Paper Brigade,” “Wish Upon a Star” and “Amityville Dollhouse,” and songs for “Earth Girls Are Easy” and “All Dogs Go to Heaven 2. »

- Jon Burlingame

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Flashback: Watch Gilda Radner Hilariously Spoof Patti Smith on 'SNL'

1 February 2016 9:48 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Last week, the producers of Robert Mapplethorpe biopic Mapplethorpe revealed that Girls actress Zosia Mamet will portray the late photographer's close friend Patti Smith in the film. She will not be the first actress to play the punk singer onscreen, though, as actress Mickey Sumner played Smith in the 2013 film Cbgb – and Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner hilariously spoofed her in 1979, a few months before the Patti Smith Group put out Wave.

In the lengthy sketch, Radner played tank-top-wearing, bouffant-armpitted punk yelper "Candy Slice" who was performing at a »

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Cut the Groundlings School Ribbon With Maya Rudolph and Taran Killam

29 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

How do you celebrate the big 4–0? How about with the opening of a brand new state-of-the art teaching facility? That’s exactly what L.A.’s iconic Groundlings Theatre and School is doing this weekend with an official ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday, Jan. 30. We wish we looked this good at 40! Located right across the street from the theater, the Groundlings School is the new home of the company’s renowned training program that’s molded hundreds of entertainers into the industry’s top comedic heavy-hitters. Funny and famed alums Maya Rudolph, Taran Killam, Laraine Newman, and Jim Rash will be on hand for Saturday’s celebration that will also include improv performances and workshops from current Groundlings students and alum alike. Rudolph and Killam are also scheduled to perform at that evening’s 8:30 p.m. show under Rash’s direction. The Groundlings School is located at 7280 Melrose Ave. »

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Rita Moreno, Edward James Olmos Among Annie Awards Presenters

26 January 2016 1:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 43rd Annie Awards are turning to pairs of presenters rather than a traditional host for its awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA.

Comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates, also known as Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, are returning for a second year as presenters. They will be joined by actor, producer and director Edward James Olmos and actress Rita Moreno; Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, and “Saturday Night Live” alum Laraine Newman, who voices Gram on Netflix’s new toon “Dawn of the Croods”; young thesps Alexander Garfin and Hadley Belle Miller, who voiced Linus and Lucy in best feature nominee “The Peanuts Movie”; veteran voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson (“Uncle Grandpa”) and composer Christophe Beck; and actress and comedian Kristen Schaal (“Bob’s Burgers”) and actress Phyllis Smith, who voices Sadness in Pixar’s “Inside Out.”

Many of the presenters are »

- Terry Flores

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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Prep Animated FX Pilot

4 January 2016 2:50 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Two of comedy's most cynical commentators, Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks, are teaming up to create a new animated pilot. The duo will co-write and executive produce the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and they will voice two of the as-yet-untitled show's lead roles. The show, a pilot order that will be prepared for FX, will run 30 minutes.

Louis C.K. is developing the show under his Pig Newton production company banner, as he enjoys a hiatus from his hit series Louie. His company has already worked on several other shows, »

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